i've read of the bento (japanese) style of packing lunches on numerous occasions and thought it oh-so-cute. also, oh-so-time-consuming.
but...it's sunday afternoon, and i felt inspired.
behold, my attempt at a bento lunch without any legitimate bento lunch tools:
included:(real bento lunch tools are made with compartments so your cute little food vignettes will not mix as soon as the box is moved. like, your kid gets to see the cute set up, which is the point. in other words, this box will be a jumbled mess as soon as it gets tipped upright and flung around by a certain 3-year-old. oh, well...maybe i can get a few real bento boxes someday.)
- yellow cherry tomatoes
- purple grapes
- mini saltine crackers
- sliced colby jack string cheese
- peanut butter and banana rolled on a whole wheat tortilla
- fruit leather hearts
- quartered dill pickles
- tiny strawberry wafer cookies